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"Human Leadership" and Why You Should Care

"Human Leadership" and Why You Should Care

Mastering your career whilst also having a family/personal life will always be challenging. But there are things we can all do to make workplaces better for parents and nonparents alike.

Our Founder Ellie Hearne on the return to “human” leadership.

The Business (and Human) Case for "Returnity"

The Business (and Human) Case for "Returnity"

“Becoming a parent is a drastic life change; going back to work after becoming a parent can be an equally staggering transition.”

Our own Amy Spelman on the importance of a savvy approach to “returnity.”

Leaning Back? Parental Leave at Pencil or Ink

Leaning Back? Parental Leave at Pencil or Ink

“I came back early from maternity leave - twice!” She bragged.

As a leader in our company, her words carried more weight than she perhaps realized. Within the next 3 years, one of her team members had pledged to take zero maternity leave when she delivered (and that’s exactly what she did), another started assigning work projects to those out on maternity leave, and another took the maximum allowed, but felt bad about it and ended up taking on multiple work assignments whilst technically on leave.

In one throwaway remark, that leader ruined parental leave for her team.

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Our founder Ellie Hearne on her decision to take a meaningful stretch of parental leave.

The Work-Life Conundrum

The Work-Life Conundrum

With every late-night visit to our email inbox or simple "no" to a work request, we make a decision about our personal-professional persona that impacts coworkers and loved ones alike.

Work-life balance is an elusive, yet important concept. Our founder Ellie Hearne shares her thoughts on the same.

Returning to Work After Baby. Now What?

Returning to Work After Baby. Now What?

Whatever the circumstances around your departure for parental leave, you're coming back soon and it feels like a brave new world. 

Here are some pointers as you plan your return to work: